Emoze the brainchild of Israeli technology firm Emblaze is now offering their free push-email service to beta. According to their site, Emoze offers a free global Blackberry-like push email service for a wide variety of cellphones and PDAs. Many may see a free push-email program as the death of the Blackberry but the Emoze service is still far from it. Emoze still has a ways to go to compete against Blackberry’s push-email technology, for one thing Emoze forwards mail directly from your computer, meaning your computer needs to be powered and connected to the internet for mail to get to your device. Second, the email client that is installed on the device requires a login to check email unlike with Blackberry devices which automatically get your email. But for anyone that doesn’t want to spend the premium for a Blackberry, Emoze can be a great alternative.
At the moment, the service is restricted to PCs running Windows 2000 or XP using Microsoft Outlook, although support for other operating systems and email programs is planned. It also only works at present with mobile devices running the Symbian 60 or Windows Mobile operating systems, such as T-Mobileâ€™s MDA series of devices, O2â€™s XDAs and most new Nokia phones.
If you are interested, visit Emoze to trial the program: